Ecological & Evolutionary Processes
Organism to environment: biology of individuals, populations & communities in a changing world
The EEP world! See where we work across the globe. The EEP Group undertakes internationally recognised research aimed at understanding the ecological & evolutionary relations between organisms (plant, animal or microbe) at individual, population and community levels, as well as between organisms and their environments. This research includes the study of anthropogenic influences on organisms in their natural habitats.
What we do & look at in the laboratory & in the field:
- organismal evolution & biodiversity within the context of a changing world;
- impacts on water quality;
- effects of land-use change on species success and diversity, and on ecosystem integrity;
- social structure in animal societies;
- physiological, biochemical and molecular bases of adaptation to environment;
- functional modelling; host-parasite interactions and the population dynamics of parasites of veterinary importance.
- field studies in a wide range of habitats around the globe, including: tropical rainforests, deserts, oceanic islands, savannas, marine and freshwater habitats, urban/farmland environments.
- Applications include: ecosystem management, wildlife conservation, environmental and biological control, agricultural practice, animal husbandry, informing on policy.
- EEP research excellence is an important driver of teaching in the School of Biological Sciences